Exploring the Role of Network Characteristics , Knowledge Quality , and Inertia on the Evolution of Scientific Networks

  title={Exploring the Role of Network Characteristics , Knowledge Quality , and Inertia on the Evolution of Scientific Networks},
  author={Irem Demirkan and David L. Deeds},
Despite decades of network research, the crucial question, “How do networks evolve?” has not been sufficiently explored. The authors explore this question by analyzing the co-authorship networks in the U.S. biotechnology firms. Building on network management and network inertia perspectives, the authors build a model predicting that the structural changes in the firms’ coauthorship networks are dependent on the specific characteristics of firms’ initial networks, the firm’s age and size. The… CONTINUE READING

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